grilled mushroom appetizer

Grilled Mushroom Appetizer

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Make a great finger food for parties as well as a tasty appetizer. Ham, cheese and pineapple combine in this Grilled Mushroom Appetizer recipe for a fun and tasty snack. Any type of meat and cheese work for this recipe.

12 button mushroom caps, 1 1/2 inch in diameter
12 slices of Swiss cheese
12 slices of cooked ham
12 pineapple chunks, fresh or canned
Olive oil
3/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare the mushrooms by cutting off stems and slicing the tops, leaving a 1/2 inch thick mushroom round.

Lay the mushrooms flat side down.

Fold a slice of cheese to fit onto the mushroom.

Fold a slice of ham and place it on top of the cheese.

Place a pineapple chunk on top of the ham and secure everything with a toothpick, creating a “stacker.”

Repeat until all 12 mushrooms are completed.

Brush the bottom of each mushroom with oil.

Mix chili powder and salt in a bowl. Sprinkle over the stackers.

Place the stackers on the grill with the mushrooms only touching the grate.

Grill 4 minutes over medium heat. The cheese should start to melt and the mushrooms should have a slight charring on the bottom.

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Recipe by Donnie Caves
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Course: AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Savor the rich, earthy flavors of perfectly grilled mushrooms seasoned with garlic, herbs, and a hint of lemon. This simple yet elegant appetizer is vegan, gluten-free, and bursting with umami goodness.

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  • 16 oz (450g) baby bella mushrooms, cleaned and stems trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  • Preheat the Grill: Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  • Prepare the Mushrooms: In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Toss the mushrooms in the mixture until well coated.
  • Grill the Mushrooms: Place the mushrooms on the grill or grill pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until they are tender and have nice grill marks.
  • Season: Remove the mushrooms from the grill and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish and Serve: Transfer the grilled mushrooms to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and an additional squeeze of lemon juice if desired.


  • Cleaning Mushrooms: Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth or paper towel.
  • Avoid rinsing them under water as they can absorb moisture and become soggy.
  • Herb Variations: Feel free to experiment with different herbs such as basil, oregano, or sage for a unique twist.
  • Serving Suggestions: Pair this appetizer with a fresh salad or serve it alongside crusty bread and a dipping sauce for a more substantial starter

Nutrition Facts

  • Total number of serves: 4
  • Calories: 150kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Fiber: 2g

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